The Q&A Archives: Perennials for the Texas Panhandle

Question: What are some of the best perennials for the panhandle area of Texas? It's very dry, hot, and sandy dirt. My flower bed is in the sun probably 3/4 of the day. However, there are some spots that are in the shade more, just like there are some spotsthat are in the sun more. So I probably need a mixture, and I am new to Texas and I really don't know what to plan in this climate, help! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my question and respond. Ronda Pearson Dalhart, TX

Answer: We're getting awfully familiar with each other! Some perennials that would grow in your conditions include Autumn sage, tickseed, gaillardia, penstemon, verbena, Mexian evening primrose and prairie zinnia.

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